Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 9 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 101 69 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 11.90% 10.33% 8.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.74% 68.32% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 41 51
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04% -10.85%
10th Percentile £150 £173 £120
90th Percentile £400 £538 £550
East Midlands median daily rate £320 £300 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% -16.67% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.16 £11.17 £11.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -1.46% +3.05%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.05 £14.80 £18.39
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year +23.24% +5.19% +12.50%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 156 101 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 18.37% 15.12% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 55 77
Northamptonshire median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £170 £248 £148
90th Percentile £445 £483 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.13% +16.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.16 £11.17 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -2.87% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.05 £14.80 £33.80
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year +23.24% +5.19% +8.00%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northamptonshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton +1 65 £328 +0.95% 18
Kettering +2 3 £338 - 2
Wellingborough -3 2 - - 4
Daventry 0 1 £400 +227.24%
Brackley - 1 £150 - 1
Windows
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 40 (39.60%) Active Directory
2 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.71%) Windows Server
4 18 (17.82%) ITIL
5 17 (16.83%) Linux
5 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
5 17 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (14.85%) Office 365
7 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
7 14 (13.86%) Citrix
7 14 (13.86%) Cisco
8 13 (12.87%) LAN
8 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
8 13 (12.87%) SCCM
8 13 (12.87%) VMware
8 13 (12.87%) DevOps
9 12 (11.88%) Finance
9 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
10 11 (10.89%) SLA
10 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (10.89%) Windows 10
11 10 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
11 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (9.90%) CCNA
11 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (9.90%) Java
11 10 (9.90%) Unix
12 9 (8.91%) SOAP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.93%) CICS
2 4 (3.96%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.97%) IIS
4 2 (1.98%) CMS
4 2 (1.98%) Confluence
4 2 (1.98%) JBoss
4 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) CATIA
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.99%) assyst
2 1 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.83%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.85%) Office 365
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.98%) SaaS
5 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.99%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.87%) LAN
2 9 (8.91%) DHCP
2 9 (8.91%) DNS
2 9 (8.91%) Firewall
3 8 (7.92%) SAN
4 7 (6.93%) Internet
5 6 (5.94%) DSL
5 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.94%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.96%) SSH
6 4 (3.96%) WAN
7 3 (2.97%) VoIP
7 3 (2.97%) Wireless
8 2 (1.98%) Skype
9 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.99%) Intranet
9 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.99%) VPN
9 1 (0.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.99%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.99%) GIS
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.91%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.92%) Bitbucket
3 8 (7.92%) Subversion
4 6 (5.94%) SonarQube
5 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.97%) JIRA
5 3 (2.97%) Selenium
5 3 (2.97%) Xcode
6 2 (1.98%) JUnit
6 2 (1.98%) LoadUI
6 2 (1.98%) Maven
6 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.99%) Appium
7 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.99%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.99%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.99%) Protractor
7 1 (0.99%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.99%) WinDbg
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Automotive
3 2 (1.98%) Banking
3 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Front Office
4 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.99%) Publishing
4 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Analyst
2 14 (13.86%) IT Support
3 10 (9.90%) Developer
3 10 (9.90%) Junior
3 10 (9.90%) Support Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Service Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) IT Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) IT Support Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Junior IT Support
5 8 (7.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Junior Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Junior IT Support Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Junior Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) SOAP
2 8 (7.92%) Web Services
3 7 (6.93%) .NET
3 7 (6.93%) Middleware
4 6 (5.94%) JSON
4 6 (5.94%) REST
4 6 (5.94%) XML
5 5 (4.95%) HTML
5 5 (4.95%) Java EE
6 4 (3.96%) Spring
7 3 (2.97%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.97%) Cocoa
7 3 (2.97%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.97%) OAuth
7 3 (2.97%) SAML
8 2 (1.98%) Ajax
8 2 (1.98%) CSS
8 2 (1.98%) WCF
9 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Mainframe
2 7 (6.93%) Tandem
3 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Life Science
7 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.71%) Windows Server
2 17 (16.83%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.89%) Windows 10
5 10 (9.90%) Unix
6 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.95%) Mac OS
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.97%) Solaris
9 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.99%) AIX
11 1 (0.99%) Android
11 1 (0.99%) SUSE
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.82%) ITIL
2 15 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (12.87%) DevOps
4 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (7.92%) Proactive Monitoring
5 8 (7.92%) TDD
5 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
6 7 (6.93%) Acceptance Criteria
6 7 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.94%) Migration
8 5 (4.95%) OO
8 5 (4.95%) OOP
8 5 (4.95%) Pair Programming
9 4 (3.96%) Change Control
9 4 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.96%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.96%) Project Management
9 4 (3.96%) SDLC
9 4 (3.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.90%) Java
3 8 (7.92%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.94%) SQL
5 5 (4.95%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.96%) Apple Swift
7 3 (2.97%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.98%) ES6
8 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.99%) C
9 1 (0.99%) C#
9 1 (0.99%) Groovy
9 1 (0.99%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.99%) Python
9 1 (0.99%) VB
9 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.90%) CCNA
2 10 (9.90%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.93%) MCP
4 4 (3.96%) MCSE
5 3 (2.97%) CCNP
5 3 (2.97%) Degree
5 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.97%) MCITP
5 3 (2.97%) MCSA
6 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) HNC
6 1 (0.99%) HND
6 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.97%) GDPR
4 2 (1.98%) QA
5 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 40 (39.60%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.96%) Docker
4 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.97%) XenApp
5 2 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) SCCM
2 10 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.93%) Ansible
3 7 (6.93%) Puppet
3 7 (6.93%) Terraform
4 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.98%) Nessus
4 2 (1.98%) SCOM
4 2 (1.98%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.98%) WSUS
5 1 (0.99%) Netcool
5 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.99%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.86%) Cisco
2 14 (13.86%) Citrix
3 13 (12.87%) VMware
4 5 (4.95%) Rackspace
5 4 (3.96%) NetApp
6 3 (2.97%) Apple
6 3 (2.97%) Brocade
6 3 (2.97%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.98%) EMC
7 2 (1.98%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle
7 2 (1.98%) Remedy
7 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.98%) Twitter
7 2 (1.98%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.99%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.99%) GFI Software